2018 Mahindra XUV50: Check out the rebooted 'cheetah'

Jun 13, 2018, 04:59 PM IST

The rebooted Mahindra XUV500 is an all-wheel drive (AWD) model with 18-inch rims. The 2018 model is certainly an eye-catcher, and the biggest change is the front grill which loses the vertical slats in favour of a mesh. The rear is more patterned than earlier. The interiors have also got a different look with ‘plusher’ seats. Take a closer look here:  


1. The new Mahindra XUV500 comes with new features including a powerful engine with enough overtaking power reserve; smooth and sorted automatic transmission; all-wheel drive system; stable and drivable at high speeds; powerful AC and twin USB ports in centre console. Image source: Zee Business



2. The XUV500 with its all-wheel drive has no problems traversing even high-altitude meadows. The hill-hold assist and the hill descent control make driving in the rough easy even for an average driver. Image source: Zee Business


3. Like all diesel variants of the XUV, the new car also has automatic transmission. The 6-speed auto ensures timely and smooth gear changes. Image source: Zee Business


4. The 155-hp mHawk diesel engine sounds harsh, and the suspension is typical SUV. The XUV drives smoothly in the plains as well as on mountain curves, and takes most bumps in its stride and remains stable even at high speeds. Image source: Zee Business


5. The centre console with its infinite number of buttons makes it complicated. Several buttons are duplication of what can be done on the touchscreen, which is also not easy to use. Image source: Zee Business


6. The XUV has been in the market for nearly 7 years and sells decent numbers each month. The price tag of Rs 17-22 lakh puts the new Mahindra car in contention with Jeep Compass, Tata Hexa and Toyota Innova. Image source: Zee Business